NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting their final ballots amid a pandemic that had officials worried about protecting the health of voters on top of more typical concerns about long waits to vote or adequate staffing at the polls. Long lines formed at some polling places in the New York City area in the first few hours of voting Tuesday. That was even with the record number of people who voted by mail or early in-person. Gov. Andrew Cuomo relaxed the state’s rules to allow anyone worried about the virus to vote absentee. This was the first general election in which New York allowed early voting. 3.7 million votes were cast in New York before the polls even opened on Election Day.
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